Poetry

February 13: A Poem by Austyn Njoku

FEBRUARY 13

You killed the dream
My dreamy muse
And reality now stares
Naked like the bust
Of Venus; I wanted
This dream! And not
The reality of your insecurity!
Fading favour discoloured
With lusterless robustness
I prefer you in my dream
The dream I’ve hugged
For seasons with my soul
You now shatter with a sneer
Indifference selfish and cold
Like a rejected meal at dawn!
Was I really in your dreams?
Why would you scatter mine
Despite these years of doting
Even upon your unfulfilled promises?
Come back into my dream
Your reality hurts my predilection!
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(c) Austyn Njoku

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